Horseshoe Days

Horseshoe Days was started back in the mid-seventies, when it was called the “Little Brown Bottle Day”. The main street was closed off to traffic and all the concession booths, amateur contest and dance were located there.

Everyone joined in and the refreshments were served from a boat filled with ice. All the locals got involved, helping out with fencing off the street, setting up the booths and keeping the area clean. In the early 80’s the name was changed to the “Gooderham Horseshoe Days” and moved to the area of the Fire Hall and Community Centre. The Reeve at that time was Robert McCausland. Rides were brought in for the kids along with games, food booths and tables where local and surrounding area residents could show off their handiwork.

This is where the demolition derby was started by the local Fire Department and they did the registering, supervising and preparing of the prizes. To this day, the Demolition Derby along with the Saturday events is still going on.